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Restaurants closing early at Mt. Hood Meadows due to COVID precautions and some noncompliant guests

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Twilight at Mt. Hood MedowsWe are not immune to the surging Omicron COVID variant wave which most of the country is experiencing. Meadows follows very strict protocols, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Oregon Health Authority, which encourage team members to report symptoms and test when they feel they may have been exposed. Meadows provides COVID-specific sick leave for team members to use so they can stay at home and isolate rather than come to work and potentially spread the virus to other team members.

Due to suspected off-premise exposures, a number of our culinary team has been asked to quarantine and as a result, we’ve made the difficult but appropriate decision to temporarily discontinue evening restaurant operations.

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Anticipating gated access terrain - a message from our patrol

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Safety

Ski Patrol Assistant Manager Kelci BarnesKelci Barnes is our Ski Patrol Assistant Manager and wrote this on behalf of our patrol. It will help you understand the efforts that have been made to open gated access terrain, and the inherent dangers that you will find once the terrain is open. Please give it a careful read and as Kelci recommends, if considering entering the terrain once it is open, ski with a buddy, an avalanche transceiver, a probe and a shovel.

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Vista Express deicing in progress possible opening Wednesday

Categories: Guest Connection Inside Meadows Weather Blog Safety

We have had an active storm system since we opened on December 12. During the past two weeks, we’ve received over 160 inches of snow - which is a great way to jump start the season. With such huge snow accumulations, stormy weather and virtually no visibility, we haven’t been able to access the upper mountain Vista or Cascade lifts - until Monday.

What it takes to open Vista

Meadows gears up for nights and the holidays

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Powder shots at Mt. Hood Meadows Richard Hallman PhotographerAs snow continues to fall in the Cascades, Mt. Hood Meadows is opening more lifts and unwrapping more terrain in preparation for the holiday season. The Shooting Star lift and terrain opened today, and Hood River Express with lower mountain terrain is expected by the weekend. Meadows currently reports a 40-inch base, which is expected to grow with up to a foot and a half of new snow in the forecast the next few days.

Holiday Happenings

Opening Day the season is underway

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We opened the 2021/22 season to an enthusiastic crowd ready to hit the slopes. Eric and John were first in line, arriving more than two hours before lifts launched. The first 50 in line at the Daisy chair received "First Chair" buffs from Black Strap.

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Opening the season Sunday

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog

A snowboarder carves a powder turn at Mt. Hood Meadows. Richard Hallman PhotoMt. Hood Meadows will open the 21/22 season with south-side lifts scheduled Sunday from 9 AM - 4 PM. Daisy, Easy Rider, Buttercup and the Ballroom Carpet will offer access to beginner and intermediate level skiing and snowboarding for the first day of the season.

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Limited opening possible Sunday or Monday

Categories: Guest Connection Media Center Weather Blog

We received 18 inches of snow in 24 hours ending at 6 AM Friday - which is providing good coverage. Now this was very light snow - meaning we aren't able to generally track pack. But it is allowing us to harvest parking lot snow and start to build up our base area lift ramps. We are gearing up for a potential limited opening featuring our Buttercup, Easy Rider and Daisy lifts Sunday or perhaps Monday. We will confirm our plans Saturday morning on our conditions page.

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